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Challenges in the regulatory environment

The continually changing regulatory environment challenges companies to comply and receive approval from the auditor. Here are several examples of how the Zanders Valuation Desk can support your compliance efforts with the valuation of financial instruments and hedge accounting.

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Everything of value is calculable

“Everything of value is vulnerable.” Lucebert wrote this line in a poem in 1974, and it can still be seen in neon letters on the front of a building in Rotterdam today. Value as a symbol of life’s vulnerability.

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Total Loss Absorbing Capacity: the end of the bail-out?

Billions of euros of public funds were invested in systemically important institutions in order to sustain them at the height of the crisis. This was deemed an absolute one-off bail-out and the Financial Stability Board (FSB) introduced a proposal to end ‘too-big-to-fail’. Does this proposal effectively protect the tax payer or are we simply paying the burden in advance?

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Insight into the key factors behind value development

With its own valuation desk, Zanders provides an independent and reliable service to its clients. In short, the valuation desk determines and validates the market values of financial products, such as derivatives and loans, for all market segments. Rogier Galesloot, who heads the valuation team, answers a few questions.

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“Bankruptcy of a financial institution should not be a taboo”

As personal adviser to Wim Duisenberg, the first president of the European Central Bank (ECB), Dr. Lex Hoogduin played a key role in the introduction of the euro. He is professor of monetary economics and financial institutions at Robeco and since 1980 has worked in different roles at the Dutch Central Bank, including executive director to the governing board from 2009 till 2011. In this interview Dr. Hoogduin gives his views on the origins of the financial crisis, Basel III and the tension between micro- and macro-economics.

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